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Model of the Clipper Ship "Sea Witch"

MO 79.189
Model of the Clipper Ship "Sea Witch"
Wood, string, pigment
22 1/2" x 39" x 16"
Ship model of the "Sea Witch", a Chinese clipper ship built between 1846-1856. This is a three masted, tall ship with a green and brown painted hull.
The Sea Witch was the first Clipper ship to go around Cape Horn to California in less than 100 days, and twice broke speed records from Canton to the United States. This ship model was part of President Kennedy's personal model collection. He displayed it in the Oval Office of the White House.
JFKPOF-140-028
Donated to the United States
JFKMUS-MO-1979-189